There is beauty in ugliness. Proof of that? Hainanese curry rice.
It looks sloppy and unappetising....ly scrumptious! Almost undiscernible, fried pork chop ($1), ngoh hiang (60 cents), fried egg (50 cents) and braised cabbage (60 cents) topped the rice on my plate. In a fussy-wussy world, the pork chop could have been crispier, the ngoh hiang wrapped tighter and the fried egg less cooked. But all is forgiven smothered under that lovely, gooey blanket of thick, fragrant and spicy-sweet curry and braised sauce.
The individual components by themselves seemed ordinary but when combined, sang a beautiful song of delicious harmony.
Some say we eat with our eyes, this cow says I can eat this happily with moo eyes closed.
Beach Road Scissor-Cut Curry Rice
229 Jalan Besar (Junction of Jalan Besar & Kitchener Road)
Opens: 11am-3.30am daily
Chew On This: This stall is famous for using old-school metal scissors to snip up food items into bite-sized pieces (how convenient!). It is comforting to know that even after decades, some things never change. :)